Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Full Moon, Mountain Light, Winter Flashback. 02-28-2024

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM. This week, under a full moon rise, as seen from our driveway. The dark shapes of the Sangre de Cristo foothills and the deep blue of a New Mexico crisp and clear sky made the full moon appear its brightest. Later that night the light from the moon kept me awake for a couple of hours from 1:30 to 3:30 am. So I played solitaire on the phone and eventually fell asleep from boredom!

Let’s call this “anatomy of a moon rise.” Click on images to enlarge.

Moon rise San Cristobal
Full Moon rising San Cristobal.
Moonrise San Cristobal
Moonrise San Cristobal.
Moonrise San Cristobal
Moonrise San Cristobal.

I love our commute to Taos from San Cristobal. I’ve said it many times, and I never tire of it. I shot the image below last night on the way home. There are more spectacular moments, but I enjoyed the way the tip of the peak was lit up.

El Salto, Arroyo Seco
Arroyo Seco, El Salto mountain light.

This image with the horses is from March 2014. We had lunch and a view similar to this yesterday, almost 2 years to the day.

Taos Mountain horses
Taos Mountain horses.

This is the view of Taos Mountain mid-winter shot in El Prado (the meadows), a flashback to 2013.

Taos Mountain El Prado
Taos Mountain winter from El Prado.

Below is a scene long gone. There’s a 12,000-foot mountain in the clouds beyond the trees.

As always, thank you for looking. G

4 thoughts on “Full Moon, Mountain Light, Winter Flashback. 02-28-2024”

  1. Yes the El Prado shot is special as are the great shots of the moon.
    I much prefer to read if I cannot sleep but can also get hooked by spider on the phone.
    Been reading crime fiction by L J Ross set in Northumberland a favourite place of mine.
    Good author as you get to a point where you Can not put it down.
    Hope you have better sleep tonight.

  2. Thank you so much, Alison. I appreciate you.
    My eyes are in need of cataract surgery soon so I would need a very bright too bright light to read. I read in the day time in full window light. That helps a lot.
    Stay well and thank you again. G


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